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Old 30 September 2011, 22:47   #1
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Transparent External Enclosure for HxC Floppy Emulator for CDTV

I saw this idea on EAB and thought I'd try and make one myself after several failed attempts at getting the HxC inside my CDTV so here's my effort.



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Old 01 October 2011, 09:34   #2
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I think it's a good effort, if I recall rightly it was Fitzsteve that made the first enclosure for his Hxc.
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That looks really, really smart - nice work!
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Old 03 October 2011, 21:21   #4
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I think it's a good effort, if I recall rightly it was Fitzsteve that made the first enclosure for his Hxc.
Indeed I did make something like this, but not as profesional as this finish - great work CDTV1991
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Old 03 October 2011, 22:53   #5
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I bought the perspex cut to size from ebay, around £8

Sanding the edges and polishing was time consuming but simple

Gluing the sides to the base was difficult, I had to do by eye, just leaving them balance. while the poly cement set overnight. The poly cement run down the sides so it left some marks. I may try to polish them out.

Cutting the SD slot was done with a drill and file

Drilling the holes was easy

I bought some stand-off pins (from a motherboard fixing kit), they just screwed into the plastic.

I could have made it a bit shallower but overall i'm really pleased with it. Possibly the best thing (other than a building!) that I've made.
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hmm!

Combine this with a boot selector and you've got a very useful way of getting adfs to execute from a real amiga...
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Old 05 October 2011, 18:56   #7
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hmm!

Combine this with a boot selector and you've got a very useful way of getting adfs to execute from a real amiga...
you mean with this ? :
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Old 05 October 2011, 22:14   #8
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The disk loader software is the best thing about the HxC, without it the whole experience would be more hassle
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I've just seen this thread. You should tell where did you see that before http://eab.abime.net/showpost.php?p=722169&postcount=22 and how did you think about the buttons. I taked my effort to talk to fitzsteve when his project was incomplete too.
I think it looks better if you use less cables like in mine, but just my opinion.
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Old 07 February 2012, 22:03   #10
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I'm thinking about selling this item, to fund getting another HxC to install inside my A1200.

Cost-wise, it would need to be enough to cover the cost of a new HxC (£78) delivered, plus the cost of the external floppy interface (£7), so essentially the enclosure is "free". I would rather see it go to someone else to use rather than for me to pull the HxC out of it.

I was thinking £85 plus a few £s P&P.
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